On Sunday, October 23rd, we will be holding our 8th annual sketch comedy film festival, which will feature shorts by comedians and funny filmmakers from Philadelphia and beyond.

During the pandemic, we switched over to a virtual event for the Film Festival portion of Philly Sketchfest (with the live comedy festival now being in it's 14th year), which turned out to be an incredible success! We were honored to have such a wide array of hilarious films from both local and out-of-town comedians and filmmakers, and hope to get just as many great entries for this year's online virtual festival.

So What Can I Submit?

Submit your favourite scripted content developed for screens. We are looking for pre-shot/pre-produced video content, not live streaming events (think comedic short films,, TikToks/micro-comedy, character pieces etc.)

The sketches can range from comedic short-form digital shorts, shot-at-home solo pieces/sketches, absurdist animations to comedic music videos. If it's short and funny...we want to see it!

The submission fee for this year’s film fest is $20.

You can get a taste of some of our previous year's film selections here - https://www.youtube.com/user/phillysketchfest

Who Are We?

Created in 2007, Philly Sketchfest’s (PSF) goal is to entertain audiences, support the growth of Philadelphia’s comedy community, and celebrate national and international sketch groups with unique shows, performers, and panels.

Current producers include Curt Riedy (High Dramma), Brian Kelly (Secret Pants, Mean Wendy Band) and Josh Higham (My First Sketch).

We accept all kinds of comedy shorts and sketches, from animation, music video, mockumentary and more. Video length must be under 8 minutes (the shorter, the better!)

By submitting the link to your filmed comedy sketch, you are acknowledging that you would like your video screened in this festival revue show and that we have your permission to do so.

Music & Licensing:

While the festival offers an array of different types of comedic shorts, to ensure your film can be screened in a commercial setting, we strongly encourage ALL entries to include licensed or original music in their works. While we allow videos of all types to be submitted, any film using unlicensed content runs a significant risk of being pulled from a public screening if selected for the festival.

Overall Rating
  • Joey Chacon

    It was so much FUN to be apart of Philly Sketchfest. Hopefully next year we can be there in person!

    November 2021
  • Great communication. High quality event. Hope to be able to do it in person next year!
    - Kiirstin
    GD Vegan SOBs

    November 2021
  • I was glad to have my film "Shahkboy" screened in Philly Sketchfest, though sadly I couldn't attend. Communication was great and they sent a follow-up email after the festival was over, which I really appreciated!

    June 2019
  • Dan McNamara

    I sadly was not able to attend due to business conflicts but I am so honored to have been selected. There were a few philly sketchfest alumni as actors in my short and I was glad to have screened there. Communication was always open with the festival and it was the right audience for my short.

    June 2019